Rhapsody Natural Foods
At the core of Rhapsody Natural Foods, you will find a family deeply rooted in the work of building a sustainable lifestyle. Founders Sjon and Elysha Welters moved to the US from the Netherlands in 1983 with their 1-year-old daughter in tow in search of a place where their entrepreneurial spirits had space to soar. They dreamed of having a plot of land where they could build a homestead to support their plant-based diet while also creating an income that supports a local agricultural economy, and that dream was realized in Cabot, VT where Rhapsody Natural Foods was born. Rhapsody Natural Foods has grown from small test batches in a restaurant kitchen to currently distributing products throughout the Northeast and online to individuals and businesses from Maine to Texas. Not only does Rhapsody work hard to decrease their carbon footprint in their home and business, but they also create plant-based foods in the hopes of making it easier and tastier for others to reduce their carbon emissions as well. A plant-rich diet will cut your food-related carbon footprint in half! Rhapsody is passionate about fermentation. Fermented foods contain beneficial probiotic bacteria, are full of digestive enzymes that aid in digestion, support immunity, and help nutrients and minerals assimilate more easily. They believe you should eat something fermented at each meal. While many of their products are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, Rhapsody's goal is not to only meet organic standards but to exceed them, as the national standards of organic become less representative of the intention on which it was based.